Photo caption (Nursing Pinning IMG_7823): Sixty nursing graduates lit candles while reciting the nursing pledge. The candle lighting ceremony is related to Florence Nightingale, and the tradition continues today in remembrance of all those who worked diligently to promote the nursing profession.
(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – May 5, 2012) - - - On Friday, May 4, Columbia State Community College honored 60 nursing students with a pinning ceremony in recognition of earning their Associate of Applied Science degrees. The nursing students include residents of Maury, Williamson, Giles, Wayne, Marshall, Lawrence, Lewis, Hickman and Perry Counties, as well as other counties in Middle Tennessee.
Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.